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Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal hit the market in 1998 and quickly became one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. The reasons why are obvious. Who would not love a quick and long-lasting solution to hair removal?

While laser hair removal is a satisfying option for many, it is not a cure-all. There are a few considerations that must be taken into account when deciding whether someone is a good candidate for the procedure.

Skin and Hair Type

The ideal combination of skin and hair types for laser hair removal is pale skin and dark hair. This contrast allows the melanin in the hair to be targeted effectively.

There have been many advances in laser technology that allow skin and hair with less contrast to be treated. We like to talk to potential patients on a case-by-case basis to see if treatment will work well for them.

The Right Treatment Areas

While unwanted hair can show up in many areas of the body, some spots are better for laser hair removal than others. Laser hair removal is best for larger areas of skin where you want to remove all the hair. These can include the underarms, back, legs, or arms.

In some cases, laser removal is appropriate for spots like the chin and upper lip or the bikini area. Spots where you just have a few hairs you want permanently removed may be better handled with another method. It is also best to avoid laser hair removal in areas like between the eyebrows, as there is a risk of lasers damaging the eyes.

Who Should Avoid Laser Hair Removal

People who are taking certain medications, such as acne treatments, should avoid laser hair removal. It can also be a bad fit for people with certain skin conditions, like a history of skin cancer or keloid scars. Women who are pregnant or nursing should also put off hair removal.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you are interested in determining if laser hair removal is right for you, contact our experts at Romeo & Juliette Laser Hair Removal to schedule a free consultation by calling 212-750-2000. Mr. Christian Karavolas can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your specific needs and determine the most appropriate treatment to help.

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“This place is spectacular. I left there extremely satisfied and hair free!! The staff are great and I still continue to go. I give 10 stars.”

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